Our telehealth program uses a proactive approach to help reduce hospital re-admissions for patients with certain chronic conditions.
Telehealth patients are provided with a monitor which prompts them to collect vital signs at predetermined times every day. The information is then securely transmitted to SSM Health at Home clinicians. If there is a concern, our staff contacts the patient. Depending on the situation, our staff will communicate with the patient’s physician regarding additional nursing visits, medication adjustments, or the need to visit their doctor.
Telehealth monitoring is used as part of our larger chronic disease management program.